A man got stuck between two buildings in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh early Tuesday morning after he reportedly attempted to impress a woman by jumping from roof to roof, according to KDKA-TV.
Police told KDKA that the man — believed to be a student at the University of Pittsburgh — got into his predicament following a failed attempt to leap across the divide between the buildings.
According to WTAE-TV, the man’s date called 911 after he became stuck. Emergency responders underwent a “challenging” rescue.
"My understanding is [that] he was jumping between two buildings and fell in between them," said Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich. "Basically, [he became stuck in] a 16-18-inch crevice and fell three stories."
"It appeared there were three walls we had to go through, and also we had people on the roof," Hissrich added. "One of the paramedics did rappel down three stories to render assistance, and also provide us some landmarks to where he was."
The effort took nearly four hours.
"He was alert and talking," Hissrich said. "Obviously, he was there for 3 1/2 to 4 hours, so he was obviously numb. He was able to move his extremities. All in all, I think he was in good shape."
Rescue workers had to drill holes in the wall of a Qdoba in order to free the man. The Bruegger’s Bagels nearby posted a sign explaining their delayed opening to customers.
Watch WTAE’s report below:
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